Please note: the electrical and computer engineering's minimum admission requirements often exceed general university requirements. In case of discrepancies, departmental requirements supersede all others.

Application Checklist:

Required of ALL students:

  • Accompanied by non-refundable application fee: Official Transcripts
    • Undergraduate (Domestic & International) - $50.00
    • Graduate (Domestic) - $55.00
    • Graduate (International) - $75.00
  • Official GRE scores from ETS
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  • Copies of journal and refereed conference papers (must be in English) - optional

Required of international students:

  • Official TOEFL scores
  • Financial Statement 

Send required documents to:

Admissions Office
Missouri University of Science and Technology
106 Parker Hall
300 W. 13th Street
Rolla, MO 65409-0370

Admissions Requirements:

Master's degree minimum admissions requirements:

  • BS degree from ABET accredited university (or equivalent international)
  • GPA  3.3/4.0 or higher
  • Minimum GRE scores of: Verbal (150), Quantitative (160), Verbal+Quantitative (310) and Technical Writing (4.0)
  • Minimum TOEFL score of 92 IBT (internet based test), 580 PBT (paper based test), 237 CBT (computer based test) or minimum IELTS score of 6.5 
Doctoral degree minimum admissions requirements:
  • Completed MS degree with graduate GPA 3.5/4.0 or higher 
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Meeting all other requirements for admission to MS program
  • Securing a Ph.D. advisor from among the electrical and computer engineering faculty as follows
    1. View the department's faculty directory, reviewing each faculty member's research areas and interests to identify one with similar research interests as a potential Ph.D. advisor.
    2. Contact the faculty member by email, including a copy of your transcript and resume. If they are willing to serve as your Ph.D. advisor, seek confirmation.
    3. Once you have an agreement, notify the office of graduate studies of your intent and/or outcome by email.
    4. Provide proof of funding; examples include self-pay, scholarships, Ph.D. advisor, research assistantship.
Certificate (CT) minimum admissions requirements:
  • B.S. degree in any field of engineering
  • A minimum of 24 Months of post B. S. professional work experience
  • GPA of 3.0 or greater (a grade of B or higher) in the CT courses
  • Letters of Recommendation from employers
  • Employed while taking CT courses
  • 3 years to complete the CT
Application Deadlines

Fall Semester: July 15 (domestic students), May 15 (international students)
Spring Semester: December 15 (domestic students), October 15 (international students)
Summer Semester: May 1 (domestic students), March 1 (international students)

Please Note: Application deadline for International Students set two months prior: Additional time allows for department paperwork, deliberation, campus routing and international paperwork on campus during the semester along with off campus business such assending international paperwork notifying international student, in a timely manner,which allows them preparatory time.


Most of the financial support available for graduate students is associated with specific research projects and is dependent upon the availability of grants from individual faculty members (see above information "Securing a Ph.D. advisor"). Teaching assistantships will be normaly considered after completion of first academic semester on campus.

  • Admissions Office (campus-level inquiries):
    More infromation on general campus-level admission requirements and procedures are available at: Admissions Office
  • Electrical & Computer Engineering (departmetn-level inquiries):
    1.Graduate staff (admission): Mrs. Erin Karr (, 573-341-4543)
    2.Associate Chair of Graduate Studies (Graduate Coordinator): Dr. Chang-Soo Kim (, 573-341-4529)